Congratulations to the graduates

In this special section, The Catholic Review salutes the 2,516 graduating seniors of 20 Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Archbishop Curley High School

A baccalaureate Mass was held May 25 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore. Commencement exercises were held May 27 at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, Homeland, for 139 graduates. Commencement speaker was Mark Potter, class of 1980, and vice president of development for the Maryland Science Center. Benjamin D. Turcea was the Valedictorian and Vincent G. Scarinzi was the salutatorian. Graduates were offered $4.3 million in scholarships.

Archbishop Spalding High School, Severn

A baccalaureate Mass and commencement exercises were held May 25 at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen for 286 graduates. Danielle Makarsky was the senior speaker. Graduates were offered almost $22 million in academic scholarships.

Bishop Walsh School, Cumberland

A baccalaureate Mass and graduation were held at St. Mary’s Church in Cumberland May 20 for 49 graduates. The celebrant for the liturgy was Monsignor James W. Hannon, accompanied by other local clergy. The welcome address and call to worship was given by Ashley Turnbull. The farewell address was delivered by Charlotte Thomas. The five graduates with the highest cumulative grade point average included Erin Giles, Charlotte Thomas, Kyle Rhodes, Rebecca Thayer and Adam Rossi. The graduates earned almost $3 million in academic scholarships.

The Catholic High School of Baltimore

A baccalaureate Mass and commencement exercises were held May 24, at Cathedral of Mary Our Queen for 77 graduates. Paige Lauenstein was valedictorian while Kristen DiMarino was the salutatorian. Graduates were offered more than $2.5 million in scholarships.

Calvert Hall College High School

A baccalaureate Mass and commencement exercises were held June 4 at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen for 301 graduates.

Auxiliary Bishop Denis J. Madden was the guest speaker. Michael Lemon Jr. was the valedictorian and Robert Walker was the salutatorian.

Seniors were offered $12.2 million in scholarships to college.

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School

The school’s first baccalaureate Mass will be held June 16 at Holy Rosary Church in Fells Point. A commencement ceremony will be held June 18 at Cathedral of Mary Our Queen for 78 graduates. Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County is the guest speaker. Graduates have been offered $2,159,610 in four-year academic scholarships and $995,649 in need-based aid.

St. Frances Academy

A baccalaureate Mass was held June 4 at Mount Providence (the Oblate Sisters of Providence Motherhouse), while commencement exercises were held June 5 for 49 students at St. Matthew, Northwood. Retired Colonel Marcellus “Marc” Boles was the guest speaker. Sade Hunter was the valedictorian and Caché Yates was the salutatorian. Seniors were offered $43,600 in scholarships.

Institute of Notre Dame, Baltimore

A baccalaureate Mass was held May 20 at St. Matthew Church, and commencement exercises were held May 22 at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen for 65 graduates. School Sister of Notre Dame Kathleen Feeley, interim president, was the commencement speaker. Colleen Fridley was the valedictorian and Julia Horn was the salutatorian. Graduates were offered more than $6.5 million in merit-based scholarships.

The John Carroll School, Bel Air

A baccalaureate Mass was held in the school gymnasium June 5, followed by commencement exercises in the Gerry Gray Memorial Stadium for 212 graduates. Barbara Stauch Slusher, class of 1982, was the guest speaker and she received the Charles K. Riepe Alumni of the Year Award. She is the chief scientific officer for the Brain Science Institute at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Susan Lubejko was the valedictorian and Joseph Hoff was the salutatorian. Graduates were offered $11 million in scholarships.

St. John Catholic Prep, Frederick

A baccalaureate Mass for the 50 graduates from the Class of 2011 was held May 26 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Frederick, followed by the Senior Recognition Dinner and Awards program. Commencement exercises were held at St. Katharine Drexel, McElroy Hall, and St. John Regional Catholic School on May 27. Woon Ok (Skye) Kim was the valedictorian and co-salutatorians were Kathleen Morrill and Sean Reilly Wood. Graduates were offered more than $3.5 million in scholarships.

Loyola Blakefield

A baccalaureate Mass was held June 4 at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, and a commencement exercise was held June 5 in the Hollow at Loyola Blakefield for 169 Graduates. The welcome speaker was Michael H. Bagley, class of 2011, while keynote speaker was Kevin M. Moran, class of 2011. Graduates were offered $9 million in academic scholarships.

St. Maria Goretti High School, Hagerstown

A baccalaureate Mass and commencement celebration were held May 28 at St. Ann Catholic Church in Hagerstown for 53 graduates. Max Stockslager was the valedictorian and Maria Jones was the salutatorian. Graduates were offered $4.5 million in scholarships.

Maryvale Preparatory School, Brooklandville

A baccalaureate liturgy was held June 2 and a commencement ceremony took place June 3 at Maryvale Preparatory School for 79 graduates. Patty Brown, class of 1978 and president of Johns Hopkins Healthcare and senior counsel for the Johns Hopkins Health System, was the commencement speaker. Graduates were offered more than $5.1 million in academic scholarships.

St. Mary High School: Annapolis

A baccalaureate Mass was held May 26 for 130 seniors at St. Mary’s church. A commencement ceremony was held later that day in the historic Carroll Gardens. Redemptorist Father John G. Kingsbury, pastor of St. Mary’s Parish, was the commencement speaker. Mary Clark Mulhern was the valedictorian and Meghan Leigh McCarthy was the salutatorian. Graduates were offered $9,145,402 in various scholarships.

Mercy High School

A baccalaureate Mass was held June 5 at The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Auditorium at Mercy High School. A commencement ceremony was held June 8, 2011 at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen for 102 graduates. Guest speaker was Genevieve Libonati, class of 1988, who is senior political officer for the U.S. Embassy in Santiago, Chile. More than $3.8 million was offered in scholarships to graduates.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel High School, Essex

A baccalaureate Mass was held June 1 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel church, while a commencement ceremony was held there June 3 for 52 graduates. Graduates were offered $2 million in scholarships.

Mount de Sales Academy, Catonsville

A baccalaureate Mass was held May 26 in the St. Francis de Sales Chapel at Mount de Sales. Commencement exercises were held May 28 in the Music Hall at Mount de Sales, for 119 graduates. Emily Hooper was the valedictorian, Amy Fly was the salutatorian, and Caroline Casey was the Mount de Sales Girl. Graduates were offered more than $13.6 million in scholarships.

Mount Saint Joseph High School, Irvington

A baccalaureate Mass was held June 3 at St. Louis Catholic Church, Clarksville and commencement exercises were held June 5 at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, Homeland, for 265 graduates. Graduates were offered more than $16 million in academic scholarships.

Notre Dame Preparatory School, Towson

A baccalaureate Mass was held May 24, at Notre Dame Preparatory School and a commencement was held there, May 25 for 133 graduates. Guest speaker was School Sister of Notre Dame Patricia McLaughlin, class of 1961 and executive director of The Caroline Center. General Excellence Awardee for highest academic average was Ava Calvano. Graduates were offered $15.1 million in scholarships.

Seton Keough High School

A baccalaureate Mass was held May 24 at St. Joseph’s Monastery in Irvington, while commencement exercises were held May 26 at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen for 108 graduates. Dr. George Thomas Grace was the guest speaker. Valedictorian was Julie Jester and co-salutatorians were Emily Montoya and Rebecca Stevick. Graduates were offered more than $6.1 million in scholarships.

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